Missing lugs, cracked cymbals, wobbly drum stools, squeaky pedals, threaded bolts, rattly snares, split skins…
The list of potential repairs goes on.
At any stage of learning the drums it is vital to know how to perform at least a few basic repairs and know some maintenance tips in order to get the best out of your drum kit.
When a spare part or some specialist advice is needed, help is at hand (scroll down for links to some of our local drum shops and repairers).
As beginners/intermediates it may be the first time you have brought a kit and consequently the first time you get problems with your kit. Elephant Drums has compiled this article to help you repair your kit or find out where to get some advice if something does go wrong.